DEC Connection Events: Mill Tour (starts 11:30
am), Parade March (meet 12:30 pm),
and Dinner at the Elks Lodge (starts 4 pm)
1. Tour of the Mill
for DEC Connection members only: Begins promptly at 11:30
at Bldg 12 (all are of the numbers of buildings are when Digital was
main entrance to the Mill is across the street right after the Post Office on Main St.
Only paid-up members are allowed on the tour - no significant others
(as Mill & Main has restricted how many people can enter). You would
have to climb stairs as some elevators may not be operational. The Mill is
relatively non-descript with one building looking like another at
this time. We will have a get-together in the Ken Olsen Conference
Room to discuss significant Digital experiences with the audience.
firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up, with name, email, cell phone.
2. Digital group is marching in Maynard Town Parade
at 1 pm. The route is one and a half miles thru downtown
Maynard. All ex-DECcies, significant others and friends, DEC
consultants, and DEC Connection members are invited to march in our
group. (i.e., DEC Connection membership not required). Wear
your Digital clothing (get some new duds at
www.decswag.com if you like),
All who march in the Parade should show up by 12:30 pm at the Lower Thompson St. lot
at Sudbury St – just across from the St. Bridget Church (33 Sudbury
St). This is a
good place to park also (if it is not restricted).
We have a Digital logo banner
which we'll probably drape in front of one of the 2 cars.
DEC Connection member Stephen Jablonsky is driving his
convertible in the parade, and can chauffeur 2 additional DEC
Connection members who have disabilities and cannot walk well.
Another driver will take 3 more. To inquire about space, email
3. Visit Maynard exhibits after parade - There are
other things to do in Maynard on Sept 19th including the
murals at the Ken Olsen Square next to the Mill, and the Art Museum
where the Maynard Historical Society will also exhibit items
(several blocks up from the Post Office and the main entrance
to the Mill on Florida Street – ending up on Summer St. across the
The website for these events is:
Maynard 150th Anniversary – 1871 – 2021
4. DEC Connection Dinner held at the Maynard Elks Club,
4 pm, with special guest speaker Ray Humphrey (Digital's VP Corp.
Security, an extremely distinguished career in security afterwards,
and a part-time James Bond). Ray, who was a good friend of
Ken, will share fascinating stories and vignettes of his time at
The dinner is subsidized by DEC Connection, catered by Flo's
Catering, Inc. The cost for paid-up DEC Connection members is $15
and for non-members is $22.
Dinner is now closed - we had to give caterer the number of
attendees already. You can be put on a waiting list at
for spots that are canceled.
You can join or renew The DEC Connection on our website at
Location: Elks Lodge, 34 Powder Mill Rd., Maynard, MA 01754
Menu: Garden Salad; Lasagna, Vegetable Lasagna, and Chicken Parmesan;
Dinner Rolls w/butter; Dessert; Coffee Station. Drinks are available
at a cash bar.
Memorabilia Raffle: At the dinner we will have a no-cost
raffle for Digital memorabilia for paid-up members. If any
of you have some memorabilia you would like to offer for this
raffle, bring it to the dinner.
Please pass this on to those not on
the DEC Connection newsletter.
See you there!